Analyse of "Starry Night"

Analyse of "Starry Night"

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  • Date Submitted: 02/28/2009 1:31 PM
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Van Gogh has become, in the century following his death, a man on first name on the world. He created many famous painting in his brief life. Although he only sold one painting in his life, the effect of his work is enormous. I like his painting because of his extraordinary talent for color and his ability to create unforgettable composition in oil paint thickly worked in canvas.
Starry Night was created at a psychiatric clinic, so Van Gogh has many different thoughts than others. I like his starry night because it is in fact the product of a reflective and idea-driven man who was profoundly interested in an inspired by all manner of literary, musical and artistic sources. The following introduce the Starry Night in three parts; such as, form, content, and context.


In this painting, we can see the night sky filled with swirling clouds, stars ablaze with their own luminescence, and a bright moon. The cloud is created by the swirling curve. The mountain is the line that is like a wave. Both of the curving lines mirror the sky and create the sensation of depth in the painting. Vincent was highly intrigued by the trees and was astonished “that they have not yet been done as I see them. It is as beautiful of line and proportion as an Egptian obelisk” (letter to Thero 434, June 25, 1889)
The value of this painting is not bright. This painting is strong and vibrant, and it is also carefully constructed. Its apparent is surprisingly underpinned by a soild composition.
The color of this painting is mostly blue. The sky is blue, and there is a brown structure. There is a little bit of yellow and white on the bright moon, curved dot stars, and a waved Mountain. At the foot of the mountain, there is also a small town. The blue sky and bright stars make us feel comfortable. The brown structure creates an even greater sense of size and isolation. Comparing the brown structure with other objects in the painting,...

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